GirlTrek, the largest health movement and nonprofit for Black women in the United States, is officially now a sisterhood of 1 MILLION Black women – and counting!
To celebrate mobilizing 1 million Black women to use radical self-care and walking as the first practical step to leading healthier, more fulfilled lives, GirlTrek is hosting the biggest party for Black women 2020 has seen on Sunday, November 29th at 7 p.m. EST on GirlTrek’s Facebook LIVE.
It will be a moment of gratitude and reflection centered in a celebration of our stories — the brilliant displays of uprising, change-making, freedom-claiming Black women. Women that have one by one, neighborhood by neighborhood, powered and propelled this movement to a literal unleashing of 1 million Black women! Together, we have been walking and building this movement for a decade. There’s no way in the world that we’d let this landmark moment pass without rejoicing.
The one-and-only D-Nice is set to spin. Performances include India Arie, Baby Rose, poet Aja Monet, and Tawiah.
GirlTrek is the most effective public health solution in the country. GirlTrek was co-founded by two friends, T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison. Over the years, the organization, which originally began as an email walking challenge among friends, expanded to a nationwide movement inspiring radical healing and health transformation among Black women.
Based on membership data collection, in 2019, 26% of GirlTrek members reported taking less medication after committing to a daily walking practice; 61% of women lost weight since the previous year; 40% of women continued to see improvement in symptoms from a previous health condition and 98% of those who have been diagnosed with depression said walking has improved their symptoms.
Join a sisterhood of 1 million — and growing — by taking the pledge at GirlTrek.org. GirlTrek is free to join. Check out GirlTrek on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Spending lunch breaks in the best possible way could be one of the best things one could do for his or her body. Although this could be challenging as it’s time for eating but it is important to shape those feeding habits. Some of the common activities include funny traits like eating whirl typing during lunch breaks and so on.
The major – have a lunch
The real definition of the word lunch-break in the diet if I may say. This is an exclusive time where you are supposed to re-energize your body so as to be able to handle the remaining part of the day with ease.
Most people go by the word at this time and do a favor to their bodies by going for lunch, most people go to favorite places where they will get served with the foodstuff of assorted varieties. It is advised that at this time you get your meal and relax a bit before continuing with daily chores.
Get in touch with your friends
This one of the best times to catch up with most of your old friends who you might have missed for some long period of time. Meeting such people will keep reminding you of the small duties you might have left on the way and it shall be high time to talk of the same. These will remind you of accomplishing such missions which are positive to your side.
Have a rest-watch your favorite blog
It is also a good time for you to take a rest after lunch of course. Then it is equally important for you to keep a keen eye on your social activities including what you do on the internet. At this time, it is recommended that you spend your time effectively and one way of doing this is by going through your blog posts.
You may update a post or even go through a few of your past postings to see how people responded to that and so on. This will help you to keep a good track of your blog posting.
Try your luck and spin some slots
In other words, gambling could as well utilize your lunch break well. You can land on any reputable casino and register to start enjoying this nice gambling feeling. Slots are the best in this short period of time and could earn you some cash even at casinos with 5 dollars deposits in a short period of time. You may land huge prizes here like a number of cash prizes and free spins.
All these come together with numerous promotions and tournaments which can make the experience more than what you had previously expected.
Be healthy and go for a walk
You may decide to add extra years to what you have by simply having a free walk as part of your exercise to enhance your health status. The lunch hour break could be utilized in a way you might decide to go for a nature walk and so you will be keeping your body fit. This also keeps your brains fresh and energetic to handle the remaining part of the day with ease. You can also try to check some entertainment in Wellington or in any other city.
Constant exercises keep our bloodstream flowing hence allowing sufficient exchange of oxygen in the blood, this gives us extra energy to work and remain in good health condition. By the time you resume your duty, you will be set to work as the time you have spent walking must-have in a way or the other freed up most of the issues you could be having in mind
Lunch breaks could be spent in the best productive ways as discussed above to achieve good health standards. All these could have a positive effect on anyone practicing it at a time. Our health is more important than anything and so our bodies require the best we can offer.
ABC7/KGO-TV San Francisco will air a one-hour virtual special, “AIDS Walk: Live At Home,” on SUNDAY, JULY 19 (10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT), to raise funds to benefit PRC, (formerly Positive Resource Center), and more than 45 other AIDS service organizations that provide HIV/AIDS care, prevention services and advocacy throughout the Bay Area. In addition to airing on ABC7, the special will be livestreamed on aidswalk.net and PRCSF.org.
ABC7 has been a proud sponsor of the AIDS Walk San Francisco since 1987. Normally, the news team would join in the walk that’s held at Golden Gate Park. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be held virtually. Additionally, AIDS Walk San Francisco and AIDS Walk New York have joined together to feature voices of communities of supporters from both cities and coasts. This year’s special will harness the strength and individual character of two landmark events coming together virtually to present the Bay Area’s largest, single-day AIDS-related fundraiser.
Just added to the star-studded lineup for Sunday’s virtual broadcast on ABC7 are Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Glenn Close, Anne Hathaway, Jordin Sparks, Harvey Fierstein, Raul Esparza, Norm Lewis and San Francisco Mayor London Breed. They join previously announced guests, award-winning icon Bette Midler; GRAMMY®-winning global superstar Gloria Estefan; Golden Globe® winner Matt Bomer; entertainment icon Vanessa Williams; Emmy® and Golden Globe Award winner Laura Linney; Katharine McPhee (“Smash”); Shoshana Bean (“Wicked”); Megan Hilty (“Smash”); Skylar Astin (“Zoe’s Extraordinary Playlist”); Alex Newell (“Zoe’s Extraordinary Playlist”); and stars from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” including Nina West, Jackie Cox, Latrice Royale, Willam, Chi Chi DeVayne, Alexis Michelle, The Vixen and Ginger Minj.
“AIDS Walk: Live at Home” will raise awareness and funds that support HIV care and prevention services, as well as mental health, substance use, housing and other important social programs. Viewers are encouraged to register and raise funds at aidswalk.net
About ABC7/KGO-TV San Francisco
Emmy^® Award-winning station KGO-TV ABC7 is the San Francisco Bay Area’s source for breaking news, weather and live video. Widely recognized for its solution-based promise to help the Bay Area communities, the station’s initiative “Building a Better Bay Area” dedicates more time, resources and reporting to the issues that impact its viewers’ quality of life. From the local economy and education, to health and safety, to race and social justice, ABC7’s focus is to bring greater perspective on the challenges currently facing neighborhoods. In addition to being the first station in the market to expand its weekday morning program to 4:30 a.m. in 2008 and their 11 p.m. weekend newscast to one hour in 2011, the station has consistently garnered Emmy nominations and wins for Overall Excellence/News Excellence, with one most recently awarded in 2019. KGO-TV is an ABC owned television station serving San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and all of the greater Bay Area.
The Student Leadership Network launches its first annual “Step Ahead” 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 15that Riverside Park in New York City and has enlisted Angela Simmons as the Ambassador. This event provides a unique opportunity to reach a diverse audience and most importantly, contribute to a future where students are able to continue their education and fulfill their dream of going to college, and many of these students will be the first in their family to attend college.
The Step Ahead 5K Run/Walk is the onsite culmination of a nationwide social campaign of #StudentLeadershipDay. This day serves to recognize and celebrate the young leaders that benefit from the Student Leadership Network and its overall mission to provide access to educational opportunities that prepare them to lead successful lives. The event will raise awareness and funding for Student Leadership Network and its CollegeBound Initiative, a program that highlights the work of College Counseling Directors who together develop a tight-knit partnership with school administrators and parents to ensure that students succeed.
“I am excited to partner with the Student Leadership Network in their Step Ahead 5k walk not only because I am passionate about fitness & having an overall healthy lifestyle but also because I am passionate about giving back to the youth, especially those in underservedor at-risk communities, inspiring them to tap into who they really are and embracing their individual unique potential,” says Angela Simmons.
Student Leadership Network empowers a diverse pipeline of young people from low-income communities to access educational opportunities that prepare them to lead successful lives.
CollegeBound Initiative (CBI) empowers young women and men to realize their higher education and career potential by placing full-time college guidance experts in high-need public schools. CBI counselors maximize students’ college awareness, access, and financial aid awards.
Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, together with Tony G., co-founder of Lympo, have announced the official launch of Lympo, the nation’s first blockchain fitness app, that rewards users with crypto tokens holding real monetary value that can be exchanged for premium products within its own in-app Lympo Shop. The free application pioneers a revolutionary new concept in wellness and personal technology.
Speaking today from the Lympo Practice Facility for the Dallas Mavericks, the heads of both partnering organizations introduced the newly launched app, as the first of its kind to use blockchain technology combined with fitness gamification to reward users for walking and running towards a healthier way of life. Those who subscribe to an active lifestyle and are ready to Walk. Run. Earn with Lympo, are invited to download the free app and learn more at http://Lympo.com.
With the help of blockchain technology and fitness gamification, users are rewarded with LYMcrypto tokens through the Lympo app for completing simple walking and running challenges. These tokens have monetary value and can be used to purchase sports and fitness products by todays leading brands in the Lympo Shop the first online store to accept fitness token payments. Lympo is developing the option to sync data with various fitness and health tracking apps and wearables to help analyze and evaluate activities while offering personalized health and fitness advice and bespoke services to the user.
Lympo is a seamless tool for motivating people to become healthy and adopt an active lifestyle, says Tony G., co-founder of Lympo. By improving the well-being of people around the world and providing tangible incentives through our unique technology, we aim to unite fitness and wellness communities everywhere. Lympo will utilize the data we track on our phones and wearables to reward users for the lifestyle goals they achieve.We are very excited to debut Lympo in partnership with the Dallas Mavericks, a true custodian in the health and fitness arena.
The Lympo app offers challenges both by Lympo and its partners coaches, wellness brands, various health, sports and fitness industry associations or influencers for example. Users can join these challenges, track their walking or running activities and get rewarded with LYM tokens upon completion. A challenge is completed when the required distance is covered. Users can also see the amount of LYM they have in their in-app wallet, including all transactions and the monetary LYM equivalent in dollars or euros. After saving a certain amount of LYM, the user is able to purchase exclusive sporting goods in the in-app store, providing an incentive to complete additional challenges.
Lympo is all about making positive changes by taking small steps towards a more active lifestyle, says Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Lympo doesnt require you to drastically change your daily habits, but its a great incentive to gain real rewards, like Mavs tickets and gear, for fitness efforts. Lympo offers a great opportunity for partnering businesses by increasing brand awareness through sponsored challenges, while opening a direct channel of communication with niche sports, health and fitness enthusiasts. The Dallas Mavericks are Lympos founding U.S. partner and will engage fans through unique challenges and rewards through the app.
While the compelling benefits of Lympos reward-based platform are self-evident for the user, the application also presents a unique appeal for small, medium and large corporations that are looking to improve customer loyalty. Lympo brand partners are able to attract new and existing customers through the ownership of specific challenges; tailor rewards to encourage specific behavior; access tech-savvy health and fitness enthusiasts within Lympos user base, or interact directly with Lympos clientele by hosting a series of community-based events, using Lympo as a launchpad.
LYM is a crypto (utility) token, a central part of the Lympo ecosystem, used to reward users for their fitness efforts. The LYM token is also a revolutionary means of payment, allowing its users to monetize their fitness efforts and data. LYM is based on the Ethereum blockchain platform, which ensures the security and the technical stability of the token. Within the Lympo environment, LYM acts as any other traditional currency. The price of LYM is determined by market forces and is constantly changing in relation to other crypto and traditional currencies. LYM tokens currently serve as utility tokens on the platform to buy products on the in-app store. A broader range of healthy lifestyle products and services from Lympo partners will become available, such as personal training sessions or gym memberships, diet and exercise plans and the latest workout accessories. User-generated and user-controlled data will be the driver for the apps functionality.
Lympo has been actively forming partnerships with elite athletes, including current World Champion discus thrower, Andrius Gudius, as well as with the top-ranked female tennis player, Caroline Wozniacki, both of whom are Lympo brand ambassadors.
Download the app, select your challenge, and start being rewarded for your fitness goals at http://Lympo.com.
This October, the Downtown Art Walk is pleased to showcase the work of Yuri Elvin. Inspired at a young age by adult themes found in comics and magazines, Yuri creates bold paintings with fierce paint strokes. He hopes to open people’s minds to the possibility that through art, we can bring intentions into being. “If you want love, draw love. If you want peace, draw peace.” Taking place from 6 to 10pm at the Downtown Art Walk Lounge, located at 634 S. Spring Street, this exhibition will excite all the senses and allow viewers a peek into the vibrant, unfiltered mind of one of DTLA’s most active creators.
Participating galleries for this month’s Downtown Art Walk event include: Avenue des Arts Gallery, The Main Museum, The Fine Arts Building, Ren Gallery, Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts Gallery, I ART U DTLA, Fold Gallery, The Hive,The Spring Arts Collective, Little Tokyo Art Complex, El Playground Gallery and Lobby Gallery.
For more information on this month’s featured events, please visit our website or Facebook.
The Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk is also proud to support self-representing artisans, artists, and microbusinesses through our Economic Development program, sponsored in part by U.S. Bank. Hosted at the Downtown Art Walk Lounge on the 2nd Thursday of each month, this program supports small businesses by offering them an affordable, safe, legal, and dynamic space to market their wares directly to Art Walk patrons. This month in the Lounge, come check out Imperfect Produce’s healthy, delicious fruits and veggies for 30-50% less than grocery stores, delivered straight to your door.
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On view until October 22nd, the exhibition, “I STARTED SOMETHING I COULDN’T FINISH”, offers viewers access to a rare collection of posters produced from 1985 through 1995 by British band The Smiths and Morrissey. This selection of vintage, oversized 40” x 60” duotone posters, originally displayed in British and European subway stations and record stores, comes to us from the archives of an anonymous Smiths/Morrissey fan and collector. The collection is the result of an obsession that spanned more than twenty years. These Days is located at 118 Winston St., 90013, on the second floor. | MORE
AVENUE DES ARTS –
Avenue des Arts and Factotum Productions are pleased to co-present Joan Cornellà’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles. Based in Barcelona, Joan Cornellà is a cartoonist and illustrator famous for his unsettling, surreal humor and black humorous comic strips as well as artwork. With a global following, his works consist of mostly wordless 6-panel comics – the disturbing themes, extreme discomfort, often grotesque, all packaged neatly into brightly colored, beautifully rendered comic illustrations. On view from October 13-29. | MORE
I ART U DTLA –
I ART U DTLA is an outdoor arts festival being reignited this October 12th from 5 to 10pm in Santee Court (743 Santee St. Los Angeles CA 90014) by REN Gallery owner, Renee Warren, and event coordinator, Daniel Clauser. As part of the Downtown LA Art Walk, I ART U DTLA is specifically curated for locals looking for high-quality art, apparel, handmade or Made-in-LA goods, live performances and interactive art experiences. It is located in the courtyard of Santee Court Lofts Community alongside the studio of artist Diego Cardoso and REN Gallery. | MORE
Show your love for Art Walk and help us provide you with bigger and better events in the future by making a tax-deductible contribution!
To become a donor please visit www.DowntownArtWalk.org/Donate
To become a sponsor of Art Walk, please contact our Director of Development.
The Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk takes place on the second Thursday of each month, attracting over 12,000 attendees to the Historic Core. For over 12 years, Art Walk remains the premier self-guided public art phenomenon in Downtown Los Angeles, bringing together art lovers, community members, and repeat visitors who collect art, dine, and shop at local businesses.
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